The RTPI recognises planning as a global profession and sees planners worldwide sharing a vision of creating sustainable places to live. The International Development Network (IDN) is part of the RTPI's co-ordinated international activity and strategy which also includes membership of international organisations, bilateral relations with individual countries and their planning associations, and support for planner-to-planner links. For more on this, and particularly the Institute's involvement in the Global Planners Network, please visit the RTPI International home-page.
How to get involved
IDN is a networking and information resource for people with an interest in planning and international development. IDN Members receive a regular monthly bulletin of news, events and announcements (see a sample), receive invitations to meetings and can network with fellow members. RTPI members and others who are committed to this vision of sustainable settlements world-wide are welcome to join the IDN free of charge. Please visit the IDN sign-up page to join.
IDN member at work in Uganda (Photo: Jeremiah Wepukhulu)
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What's the link between a Tunisian street trader, unrest and the planning system?
A thought-provoking article by IDN member Prof. Michal Lyons about the connection between planning and precarious employment.
Climate change: international dimension
Climate change poses a professional challenge to all planners and is prompting changes to the RTPI Vision for Planning. IDN Climate Change Champion Douglas McNab introduces the topic and gives it an international dimension. Read more
Low-lying countries are especially vulnerable, as shown in research carried out by an institute member on flood risk in Vietnam. Read more
Picture: Moving cattle to higher ground in Vietnam (image: i-Stock)
Climate Change has serious implications for small island states in the Caribbean and planning has a role to playing in adaptation. In Trinidad and Tobago, the professional body for planners, the Trinidad and Tobago Society of Planners, has produced a helpful briefing on the issues. More
Picture: Hurricane Isabel in the Caribbean, 2003 (image: i-Stock)